Former Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen is not only singing like a bird for investigators, he is giving free concerts to anyone who will listen.

By | 2018-10-17T06:11:26+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments

Looks like somebody is really working hard to stay out of prison.

Courtesy of Vanity Fair:

Other than a few tweets and statements, Cohen has remained relatively quiet since pleading guilty, in August, to violating campaign laws by paying off women who claimed to have had affairs with Donald Trump at what he said, in open court, was the “direction” of the then-candidate. Behind the scenes, however, Robert Mueller’s special investigation into collusion and obstruction of justice continues apace. So does the Southern District’s probe into campaign-finance violations. Despite having no formal cooperation agreement with the government, Cohen has willingly assisted and provided information critical to several ongoing investigations, according to two sources familiar with the situation, in a string of meetings that have exceeded more than 50 hours in sum. (A spokesman for the S.D.N.Y. declined to comment. A spokesperson for the special counsel’s office declined to comment. Cohen declined to comment.) These conversations are the latest manifestation of Cohen’s brand of patriotism. In June, Cohen told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he would no longer be protecting Trump or the Trump family. “To be crystal clear,” he said, “my wife, my daughter, and my son, and this country have my first loyalty.”

Cohen’s disclosures to investigators remain an enigma, but his proximity to the president and his family make him a valuable witness. As The Wall Street Journal first reported earlier this month, and two sources independently confirmed to me, Trump directed Cohen to enforce the non-disclosure agreement with Daniels after the paper first broke the news of its very existence. Trump then deputized his son, Eric Trump, who is currently minding the family business, to coordinate the legal response to confidential arbitration proceedings, which would have prevented Daniels from telling her story publicly. (Daniels taped an interview with 60 Minutes in March. Trump has denied the affair.) Using his Trump Organization e-mail address, Eric approved the statement that the company’s lawyers offered the Journal about the arbitration.

Cohen has said to friends that he has regrets about his work on behalf of Trump in his capacity as a Trump Organization employee. “What you see now is a return to who he was before all of this,” one longtime friend of his told me. “He’s an open book, and he’s adamant to make it right.”

You may remember that Cohen also recently declared that he was changing his party affiliation to Democrat, which at this point really seems more like some Trump brand trolling more than anything else. 

However, the fact that Cohen is spilling his guts to anybody who is willing to listen, indicates to me that he is not only working hard to save his own ass but that he really wants Trump to go down in flames as well. 

And to be clear if anybody has the information to make that happen it is Michael Cohen. 

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10 Comments

  1. Anonymous October 17, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    but that he really wants Trump to go down in flames as well. And to be clear if anybody has the information to make that happen it is Michael Cohen.

    ========================================
    Actually the guy that can really do more harm and put trump away forever is the CFO of trump organization, the old geezer (forgot his name) that has worked for the organization for decades, that is also talking to Mueller.

    • Wise*man. October 17, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      Weissmann?

  2. anon October 17, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/17/politics/michael-cohen-prosecutors-meeting/index.html

    Trump has denied those claims, and in the AP interview he described Cohen as “a PR person who did small legal work, very small legal work.”
    “He wasn’t in trouble for what he did for me; he was in trouble for what he did for other people,”
    “He represented me very little. It’s a very low level. And what he was is also a public relations person.”

  3. Anonymous October 17, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/rosenstein-hits-back-trumps-repeated-claim-muellers-probe-scam-witch-hunt/

    tinydjt tweet>
    Is it really possible that Bruce Ohr, whose wife Nellie was paid by Simpson and GPS Fusion for work done on the Fake Dossier, and who was used as a Pawn in this whole
    SCAM (WITCH HUNT), is still working for the Department of Justice????? Can this really be so?????
    7:26 AM – Oct 16, 2018

  4. anonymous October 17, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-17/mueller-said-ready-to-deliver-key-findings-in-his-trump-probe?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=politics&cmpid%3D=socialflow-twitter-politics

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/10/mueller-investigation-ending-midterms-rosenstein.html

    The climax of Mueller’s investigation could come in the form of either indictments or a report delivered to the deputy attorney general. This only adds grave significance to the question of who will be deputy attorney general—currently it’s Rod Rosenstein—or who will be directly overseeing the Russia investigation when Mueller reaches his conclusions.

  5. Anonymous October 17, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    North Dakota refuses to tell Native Americans if they can vote with tribal ID — so the tribes are taking action

    Citing an “exclusive” statement, Maddow explained how tribal sovereignty will be used on reservations to ensure Native Americans are able to vote.

    “We stand united against North Dakota’s suppressive voter ID law,” the statement read.

    “We believe the requirement of a physical residential property with a street address was intended to disenfranchise Native American voters,” the statement charged. “To combat the disenfranchisement of our members, we intend to ensure our members that lack residential street addresses can obtain them, so they may exercise their right to vote.”

    “Tribes are now able to issue tribal documents that contain the voter’s name, birth date and current street address in North Dakota. We intend to issue these documents at polling locations within the bounds of our reservations on Election Day,” the statement noted.

    “We encourage all tribal people to come out and vote on November 6th even if you do not have a qualifying ID,” the statement urged. “We will not be silenced by the attempts to rob our people of our voice.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/north-dakota-refuses-tell-native-americans-can-vote-tribal-id-tribes-taking-action/

    • NotMe October 17, 2018 at 7:07 pm

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  6. Anonymous in Chicago October 17, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    If Cohen is still talking to investigators, then maybe the Mueller probe isn’t going to end after the election, as some reporters have been saying recently. I hope Cohen’s testimony is on video tape not only for the prosecutors but also so it can eventually be seen by the public.

  7. OIL October 18, 2018 at 6:34 am

    OT/
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/eric-trump-blatantly-lies-fox-friends-business-ties-russia-saudi-arabia/

    “I’m saying that no one else can figure out where the supply is coming from. We just can’t figure out why the supply is suddenly available. And it’s not like someone just discovered a big field.” “They haven’t even thought about fracking yet. Can you imagine when they start fracking over there?”

    FUCKUdickcheney!

  8. SLATE October 18, 2018 at 7:32 am

    “White House counsel Donald McGahn left his position as the president’s lawyer Wednesday, a planned move that was expedited by President Trump, who tweeted that McGahn would depart after the Kavanaugh confirmation, amid what appeared to be a relationship beset by mutual fatigue. As evidence of the deteriorating relationship between the two, McGahn’s 21-month tenure came to a close without his successor, Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone, ready to take office, as is customary.

    While at Trump’s side, McGahn helped the president push through the confirmations of two Supreme Court justices, and was widely seen as a moderating influence on Trump, trying to steer him out of legal peril by stopping the president from firing special counsel Robert Mueller and refusing to strongarm Attorney General Jeff Sessions to disregard his recusal and retake control of the Russia investigation. “But Mr. McGahn had little tolerance for Mr. Trump’s often emotional responses to the legal cloud hanging over his administration, referring to the president as ‘King Kong’—out of Mr. Trump’s earshot—because of his explosive anger,” the New York Times reports. “The president blamed Mr. McGahn for the deputy attorney general’s appointment of Mr. Mueller in May 2017, saying Mr. McGahn had not done enough to control the Justice Department.”

    Despite his departure, McGahn’s legacy within the Trump administration may be far from over, as his participation in the Russia investigation as a witness could be pivotal as investigators weigh whether Trump obstructed justice. “McGahn may have [-] caused more damage for Mr. Trump than any other White House official in the special counsel investigation,” the Times notes. “McGahn has spent at least 30 hours with Mr. Mueller’s investigators, laying out how Mr. Trump tried to interfere with or quash the inquiry, including by trying to fire Mr. Mueller himself in the summer of 2017.””

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